Posted 4 years ago on Dec. 2, 2013, 1:11 p.m. EST by LeoYo
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Iceland has a universal health care system that is administered by The Ministry of Welfare (Icelandic: Velferðarráðuneytið) and paid for mostly by taxes (85%) and to a lesser extent by service fees (15%). Unlike most developed nations, there are no private hospitals, and private insurance is practically nonexistent.
1 July 2013 estimate
If a population of 300,000 can provide universal health care for themselves, members among a population of 300,000,000 can certainly provide health care for themselves without involving all those who don't want to participate.
Trying to impose universal health care on those who don't want it only puts such a health care system at risk when those who don't want it periodically come to power. A national mutual health insurance company structured upon the model of a national single payer health care system could provide relief for millions while remaining forever outside the reach of those opposed to collective health care.